Morgan Burnett shed some weight over the bye week. At least it wasn’t because he was sick.
During the bye week, he took some time to go and get a haircut, hopefully a sign of getting his head into a helmet and onto the field for the first time since preseason. Burnett tweeted a picture of the change, this being the first time since high school he hasn’t worn the dreadlocks.
“It’s something I felt was time,” Burnett said. “My mom’s been on my case for about five years ago, so it really made her day. I did it for her.”
Morgan Burnett has been missing from in-game action since the third preseason game in Seattle, where he suffered a hamstring injury, an injury the Packers are loathing right about now.
In his and fellow teammate Casey Hayward‘s absence, the pass defense has been less than efficient, surrendering 311 pass yards per game for a ranking of 28th in the league. While Hayward’s absence has hurt the big play chances for this defense, missing Burnett has been worse, as he helps to solidify a secondary that is starting a 2012 fourth round draft pick and an undrafted free agent at safety.
Here’s to hoping that losing his hair doesn’t result in a Sampson/Delilah effect.